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Online is where it's at when it comes to learning resources for programming, especially for languages used primarily for web. Sometimes however, you just want a solid, consistent experience you can read without necessarily needing an IDE open in front of you and that's where eBooks reign supreme. Fortunately, O'Reilly has you covered with 36 free coding titles.

Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.

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Remember those Java plugin pop ups that always appeared at the most inopportune moments? Well you never have to think about them ever again because Oracle has decided to kill off the Java browser plugin technology entirely. Popular browsers like Chrome and Firefox have already switched old plugins including Flash, Java and Silverlight, by default but this move is a solid recognition by Oracle that plugins are indeed archaic.

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Code hosting website, GitHub, has published a graph which shows just how popular different programming languages are on the site since its launch in 2008. The results revealed some interesting trends and how different languages have picked up momentum in recent years.

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Microsoft and Oracle's new partnership means that you can run Oracle's namesake database software on Hyper-V and Azure, and Java apps will eventually be supported on Azure. It's good news for enterprises running a mixed Oracle/Windows environment and looking to expand into the cloud, and also suggests that Oracle is also going to give up on its own attempts in the virtualisation market.

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A number of major security flaws in Java were revealed earlier this week, and Oracle has broken its normal slow update process for Java to fix them. Here's how to make your machine safe again.

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Windows/Mac/Linux: When learning a programming language for the first time, it can be difficult to see how lines of code translate to visual elements. Free educational webapp Greenfoot provides a structured sandbox where programming students create 'actors' that live in 'worlds' to build simulations, games, and and other visual programs.